1) I finally had a chance to use the steamer function on my rice cooker (why did I wait so long?)
The second thing I have to say (and this is a big one) is...
2) I got to be right!
And that, my friends is the whole reason Dorie's "onion carbonara" forever and always will be a winner in my book.
The recipe for "onion carbonara" came up on a weekend where I was cooking for one - Culinary Kid was sick; I was on a juice cleanse. The Dude was the only one eating.
It went like this: Me: "What do you want for dinner?" Him: "Pork chops and applesauce." Me: "Okay, you are getting onion carbonara as well." Him: "Whaaatttt? That doesn't sound very good, but I'll try it." Me: "It's cream, onions and bacon. What's not to like?" He shook his head. Still not convinced.
I made a quarter recipe (kind of) just in case I was not fully justified in my optimism. Over all, this is a dish that pretty simple in its preparation; but packs a whole lot of flavor into a few simple ingredients. Steamed onions are thickened with a mixture of cream, flour and egg yolk. Some cheese was thrown in there for good measure. Toss a
I was convinced it would be good; however, it had to withstand the ultimate test. Would he like it? (The answer was heartily "yes".)
Being right made me feel like I hit the jackpot.
I do so love to be right. I don't expect it to happen again any time soon; but a girl can dream, can't she?
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. If you are interested in the recipe, pick up a copy of Around My French Table. Based on the eater's reaction, this one recipe alone may be worth the price of the book.
To all of my French Fridays friends celebrating Christmas in the upcoming week, I wish you all a safe & Merry Christmas. Meeting so many of you in person this year is one of the best presents I could have received.